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12:52pm

Tue April 9, 2013
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TBI: 4-Year-Old Shoots and Kills Deputy's Wife

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Authorities say a 4-year-old shot and killed the wife of a Wilson County sheriff's deputy over the weekend.

The shooting took place inside the Lebanon home of Deputy Daniel Fanning. Authorities say the deputy and a friend were looking at firearms in a bedroom when a 4-year-old, who was also in the room, picked up a gun and pulled the trigger.

The weapon was loaded and discharged once and hitting Josephine Fanning. The deputy’s 48-year-old wife was pronounced dead at the scene.

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12:39pm

Tue April 9, 2013
Politics

Senator Seeks to Limit Police Drones in Tennessee

Senator Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  A bill that will limit the way Tennessee law enforcement agencies can use unmanned drone aircraft is advancing in the state legislature.

Drones are a hot topic both in Congress and on the state levels as the technology has rapidly outpaced regulations on the use of remotely piloted aircraft domestically.

The bill's sponsor, Senator Mae Beavers, says the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, as well as the Nashville and Memphis Police Departments are already using drones.

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12:27pm

Mon April 8, 2013
Politics

108th General Assembly Contentious in Spite of GOP Supermajority

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The current session of the Tennessee legislature is moving into its final weeks.

With the Tennessee Republican Party holding a super majority in both chambers of the legislature, a fairly low-key session might have been expected. Instead, a number of contentious issues have roiled the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.

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12:21pm

Mon April 8, 2013
Science

Manning Giving $500,000 to Summitt Foundation

Peyton Manning
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife plan to donate $500,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation.

The commitment by Peyton and Ashley Manning represents the largest gift announcement made to the foundation since it was created in 2011. The charity was organized to help fight Alzheimer's disease.

Patrick Wade, the foundation's director, says some of that money will stay right here in Tennessee to conduct dementia research.

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12:26pm

Thu April 4, 2013
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Crime on Tennessee Campuses Goes Down

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Crime on Tennessee's college campuses has dropped slightly, but a new report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows the number of assaults increased at the state's institutions of higher learning.

The TBI report shows that crime on campus decreased overall by about four percent between 2011 and 2012, but assaults increased by nearly 14 percent over the same period.

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